Well as we come close to another years end and the holidays are upon us I wanted you to know my thoughts on my Marriott/Starwood/Ritz combination. I know many didn’t like the big change but then change is hard to get used to. I personally was very happy with the merge and combined benefits of both Marriott Rewards and Starwood’s preceded levels. I think they did a pretty good job even with some glitch’s and breakdowns.
I have been a Marriott Rewards member for going on 30 years 14 of those Platnium. Have stayed close to 900 nights and would not think of changing. Yes I am one of the lucky ones who was awarded Lifetme Platnium Premier Elite but even if I wasn’t that blessed I would still stay at any of the hotels under the Marriott brands(Marriott, Starwood and Ritz). I believe they offer so many options that you can stay comfortably in a lower end property all the way to the luxury brands and enjoy most of them. No other hotel chain including Hilton can offer what the new Marriott has to offer.
Have a great holiday season and even better 2019. Maybe I will be lucky to meet you in my travels or please reach out if I might be able to give you some feedback. It’s been a real pleasure meeting many of you in Arlington, VA earlier in the year and that group was people I now call friends. It is a community on here and I am glad to be a part of this group who are not paid for our opinions but really feel good about Marriott in good in bad! I have used probably 65% of the brands drone Europe, Mexico, Canada and all over the USA.
Johnny Ford proud Marriott Rewards Member!!